Involved Nigerians have lamented incessant armed theft, kidnapping and different violent crimes by bandits working in police uniforms alongside Kabba –Obajana highway in Kogi state.
Amongst them is Mr. Timothy Kayode, a prime administration workers of Kano-based Clearing and Forwarding firm, Abiyem-Diva Worldwide Restricted.
Kayode, who was not too long ago attacked by armed robbers on the identical highway referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Inspector-Basic of Police (IGP) to probe the occurrences with a view to establish whether or not operatives of the Nigerian Police are literally concerned within the incidences.
Kayode who spoke on behalf of the Chief Govt Officer of the corporate, advised journalists that armed robbers attacked the corporate’s personnel on official obligation in Kogi state, alongside that route, leaving numerous them wounded.
“The incidence occurred round 7.30am final Sunday, when the Driver and I, have been touring on the highway as we have been heading in the direction of a village often known as ‘Oke –Ibuku. We first heard gunshots, and all of a sudden, some males in police uniform emerged and began capturing at our automotive.
“Because the capturing continued, the driving force rapidly maneuvered the automotive, and put it in a reverse and began transferring again on a excessive pace, however, among the bullets penetrated the automotive and hit the driving force on considered one of his legs.
Additionally confirming the incident, Jeremiah Samuel, the driving force of the automotive, revealed that the boys in police uniform who opened fireplace on their automobile weren’t seen with any police automobile as on the time of the incident.
Samuel suggested motorists utilizing the highway to be extra cautious at any time when, they’re being stopped at road-blocks mounted by folks sporting police uniforms, who will not be seen with police automobile.
Commenting on the event, Oladare John, one of many stakeholders in Kogi West Geo –Zone of Kogi State, referred to as on the Inspector Basic of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to beef up safety on the highway, to test the tide of incessant kidnappings and robberies happening on the highway on each day foundation.
“We the stakeholders in Kogi West are deeply nervous by the rising circumstances of kidnapping, armed theft and killing of harmless folks on this highway. We’re notably disturbed as a result of this incidences are being attributed to folks seen to be sporting Police Uniforms.
“This pattern has been persevering with for a very long time, and the Police management appears helpless in tackling this degenerating safety scenario that’s carry hardship and struggling on folks in that a part of the state.
“We would like President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene by prevailing on the IGP to handle the safety problem confronting the realm,” he said.
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